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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

  1. 1. 07/25/15 1 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES Donald E. Hill
  2. 2. 07/25/15 2 DOING BUSINESS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY – From Consumer to Human Resource Development Manager – What impact do you have on the global economy? – Most Americans own more imported items than American made. – The clothing, cell phone, accessories and automobiles you own will demonstrate this.
  3. 3. 07/25/15 3 LESS MANUFACTURING EQUALS FEWER JOBS • U.S. TRADE DEFICIT JUMPT TO $28.5 BILLION IN JANUARY 2002. • AMERICANS BUY MORE IMPORTS THAN FOREIGNERS CAN SEEK U.S. EXPORTS. • U.S. DOLLAR VALUE IS 30% HIGHER THAN OTHER CURRENCIES SINCE 1997. • U.S. EXPORTS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE ON FOREIGN MARKETS WHILE MAKING AUTOs, TELEVISIONS AND OTHER FOREIGN GOODS AMERICANS CRAVE CHEAPER.
  4. 4. 07/25/15 4 UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION • Headquarters in Pittsburgh,PA. • Founded in 1901. • Largest business enterprise ever launched. • Today is the largest integrated steel producer in the United States.
  5. 5. 07/25/15 5 U.S. STEEL HISTORY • 1982 ACQUIRED MARATHON OIL. • 1986 ACQUIRED TEXAS OIL & GAS • 1986 U.S. STEEL BECAME USX. • 2001 REORGANIZED IN U.S. STEEL & MARATHON OIL AGAIN, OPERATING INDEPENDENTLY JAN 1,2002. • MARCH 2002 U.S. IMPOSES 30% TARIFFS ON FOREIGN STEEL.
  6. 6. 07/25/15 6 U.S. STEEL PRODUCES • COAL MINING • MINERAL RESOURCES • TECHNOLOGY LICENSING • ENGINEERING & CONSULTING • LEASING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
  7. 7. 07/25/15 7 Solutions? • Given the views of Brazil, Japan, London on U.S. 30% Tariffs on steel, what sanctions would you impose on the U.S.? • What solutions would you recommend for the ailing U.S. steel industry to become completive again? • Tariffs on steel imports causes unemployment in other countries.
  8. 8. 07/25/15 8 HEALTH CARE THE PROBLEM • THE RISING COST OF HEALTH CARE COULD CAUSE 600 THOUSAND STEEL WORKER RETIREES TO LOOSE HEALTH CARE OR THE STEEL INDUSTRY TO GO BANKRUPT • IS THIS JUST A U.S. PROBLEM OR GLOBAL?
  9. 9. 07/25/15 9 FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION P ROGRAM H-1B VISAS • Allows employers to hire foreign workers, temporarily or permanently, when there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to perform the job. • Employment of foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers that are similarly employed.
  10. 10. 07/25/15 10 IS THIS PROBLEM? • Georgetown University scholars estimate as many as 710,000 H-1B permits hold jobs in the U.S. • The Black Data Processing Associates and the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers – USA Members who were laid off in the past have yet to find new jobs!
  11. 11. 07/25/15 11 191,000 VISAS APPROVED LAST YEAR • Technology companies are hiring foreigners when hundreds of thousands of workers are laid off in the U.S. • American engineers see it as a giveaway of jobs to less-expensive foreign labor. • More than half of H-1b VISAS have been used to fill engineering , programming and other computer-related jobs.
  12. 12. 07/25/15 12 Who Else Hires Foreign Workers • Traditional manufacturing companies and those in the financial services, health care & biotechnology sectors also rely on overseas workers. • The Veterans Administration routinely hire foreign doctors at substantially lower wages.
  13. 13. 07/25/15 13 Are Americans Moving Overseas to find work? • Highly skilled workers are moving overseas to lucrative high tech jobs at substantially higher wages than in the U.S. • What if you had to open a new manufacturing business overseas or head a new division of your company? • Are you ready for the Global work environment?

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